16 November 2017
Anokiwave’s IC family now spans all major mmW 5G bands with addition of 24.25-27.5GHz quad core IC
Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA – which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) markets and active antenna based solutions – has expanded its family of mmWave 5G ICs with the global release of the AWMF-0135, a 24.25-27.5GHz silicon active antenna quad core IC for 5G communications markets.
The AWMF-0135 supports four radiating elements, and includes 5-bit phase control and 5-bit gain control for analog RF beam steering. The firm’s patent-pending IP blocks implemented in silicon technology enable low-cost hybrid beam forming with high energy efficiency and low-latency beam steering.
“5G is one of the most anticipated advances in the telecommunications industry, and competition is heating up between regions on which frequency bands to select,” says founder & chief technology officer Dr Nitin Jain. “As 5G wireless network deployments are expected worldwide as early as 2018, Anokiwave stands ready to equip service providers and OEMs with innovative ICs in large volumes for all major 5G mmW bands.”
The AWMF-0135 is a highly integrated half-duplex transmit-receive IC in a commercial 6mm x 6mm QFN-style surface-mount plastic package, easily fitting within the typical 5.8mm lattice spacing at 26GHz for easy installation in planar phased-array antennas. The IC uses the same pin-out, die footprint, and control interface as the AWMF-0108 28GHz IC for ease of implementation.
In addition to individual parts, Anokiwave offers developer kits (AWMF-0135-DK) for ease of adoption of the technology and capabilities. The kits include boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module with drivers, and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries are available now.